‘Death stars’ in Orion wreak havoc on planets before they even develop

March 10, 2014 6:10 PM

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‘Death stars’ in Orion wreak havoc on planets before they even develop

Protostars that lie within 0.1 light years of an O-type star are likely to have their cocoons of dust and gas completely removed in a mere few million years.

According to a March 10 report from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, an international team of astronomers from Canada and the United States has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to investigate the destructive relationship between highly luminous O-type stars and n...

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